If you've taken a course with us you know how essential this card is! For those who haven't taken one of our courses, this is our decision-making cheat sheet. The decision-making process starts at home before you even leave the house.
It starts with a gear checklist, then lists essential before-leaving-home reminders:
On the other side, this card also helps you work through the Avulator Trip Planner before making a decision about riding a slope/traveling through avalanche terrain:
Building good habits at the beginning of the season is essential to your backcountry travel. Visit Avalanche Canada for weather and avalanche forecasts. While you're there check out their FREE online refresher AvySavy to get your head back into avalanche safety.
Taking your AST Level is the first step into venturing beyond the resort boundaries and into the backcountry. This course is a must for anyone wanting to explore beyond the resort limits. Remember, once you pass the resort boundary you must have the proper avalanche safety rescue gear and know how to efficiently use it.
Avalanche Canada is the first step in your decision-making tool - checking the forecast and reviewing the bulletin. Avalanche Canada also provides many free resources for you to refresh your backcountry safety and travel knowledge - check out AvySavy!
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